Sunday, September 28, 2008

They learn so fast...

I cannot believe how fast our Owen is growing! He was to tiny and fragile then and now he is so big and smart! I miss the days when he was so tiny and I could hold him on my chest, but having him tell me what he needs is wonderful too!
In fact just the other night Owen woke up in the middle of the night turned on his light, used the bathroom, turned back off the light, got back in his own bed and went back to sleep. That's progress!!!

Owen has been loving pre-school. He has a little "girlfriend" in his class named sophie. When I went to pick him up the other day his teacher told me that sophie had told him "im going to marry you one day Owen, are you Mormon?" I guess they start training them early in her family! He didn't say anything in response....didn't know what to say i suppose. Funny though!

Owen also has a favorite book at our house. The Haunted House. Its a Disney book, with mickey, Donald and Pluto in it. I guess we have read it to him enough because he knows every word on every page! He can literally read it to me at night. I will try to get a video of it before he stops. Pretty cool since he is only 3. I really love books so I hope he continues to them too!

I wasn't feeling very good this week, i had a terrible cold and sore throat. My awesome parents came and took Owen for the day so I could get some much needed rest. I still felt like a train hit me when I woke up from my nap so they ended up taking Owen to my brothers JV game in Payson. My dad was taking Owen to the bathroom at the very moment my brother scored a 50 yrd touchdown. So my dad missed it and my mom wasn't quick enough to get in on tape. I think I am on the bad list for a while with that one! But if a 3 yr old tells you he has to go!
The Varsity team also won the Homecoming game! It was awesome! At the ticket booth they gave everyone a balloon to let go at the first touchdown. It was sweet to see all those green and white balloons floating away! School spirit is the best!
Jeremy and I got tickets for Thriller! We are taking Owen for the first time and I cant wait! It is actually here in Provo for once and my entire family is going. It is one of the few traditions Jeremy and I have together so to finally include Owen is great! He loves everything Halloween and he cant stop thinking about it!

I taught the lesson in relief society last week. It was pure torture and I'm pretty sure my blood pressure has never been higher. I made it through and managed to use up all the time allotted to me. I don't think I did a good job, but my mother in law told me as long as you learn something from the lesson that's all that matters. Thanks Cathy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cowboys, football boys, army dudes & ropes

A couple of weeks ago I signed up Owen to take a cowboy class at Thanksgiving Point.
He got to ride some of the toys out in front of the barn before the class started and they were so cute I had to take a picture.

In the class he got to paint a wooden horseshoe, brush a tiny pony and see what real horseshoes look like. They of course let the kids take a ride on the ponys too, Owen is always up for a ride!
He thought for sure this sweet little thing was going to try to buck him off!

My brother Morgan plays for his high school team and we love going to the games!
Last week they played Springville and the school had invited the Army to come complete with a huge tank. Man those things are really big! I had no idea the massive size....pretty intimidating!

By the tank was of course an Army dude as Owen calles them and he asked if he could go talk to him. I said sure.( I didnt think he would be so brave.) Well he walked right up to him and shook his hand told him "good job. Do you shoot the transformers?"
I guess we better explain to him what they really do for our country!
Everytime Springville made a touchdown they would fire off the cannon, Owen was scared the first time but then he loved it!

I am on our wards enrichment activity planning comitee. This last time we planned a ropes course at our local church. We did it outside and it was a wonderfully spiritual night. I dont know if any of you have ever done one but I highly recomend it for your wards. One of the girls in our ward set it all up and did all parts to go with it. I was just helping other women to it but then they told me to go through it also as the last person.
I had already seen the course and it was difficult but I was sure I could manage. It was hard having things I knew were comming but not opening my eyes to see it. The ropes were tied around trees, rapped around huge barrels. The picture below they gave us a log to carry on our journey that represented "burden" some people gave them back imediatly. I held on to mine until they asked later if they could take it from me. I gladly acepted. Then later in the course they gave me a rock to hold that was my "testimony" I was supposed to keep it always.
At the end of the course our relife society president was there and she let the rope(The iron rod) we had been following our entire journey fall to the ground and took us into her arms. She
whispered in our ears"you have done well faithfull servent come into the light).

That sunday i got called as 2nd counselor in the relife society! Pretty exciting and scary at the same time!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oh yes people.... that's right!

Owen is also obsessed with Frankenstein! He calls him frankie and loves everything about him. So when I found this mask at the dollar store I couldnt resist! Now he calles himself 'Baby Frankie".
At the Hamilton house Halloween is bigger than santa claus! All the stores have so much cool
stuff Owen and I couldnt wait anymore to get out our decorations.
I know your thinking to yourself what are they doing? But ya know what! If people can put up the christmas decor in november I can do this!

Owen absolutley loves all our decorations and had
so much fun helping put it all up. You would think he would be afraid, but not this kid. Which is funny cause I am most definitley a big baby when it comes to scary stuff! While we were getting our the decorations Owen found his trick or treat bag from last year. Sure enought there was a left over tootsie roll in the bottom. Wow was he excited!
From out of the blue he said"oh thank you ho ho, thank you!" Super funny!

The skeleton on our door I bought at Roberts Craft and painted myself with the paint that crackles, its one of my favorites in our collection.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Family Pics!

Our little family had not done professional pictures since Owen was a bald baby so it was time!

We had to tell Owen he didnt need to look at every picture after it was taken that we could look at all of them once they were done. He is really big on "Let me see". I think they turned out pretty cute, our little boy was such a ham....hamilton....funny!

Anyway we had a really great morning with Jeremy taking these pictures he has been working so much overtime lately it feels great when he is around.

I also went to the dermatologist for a strange spot on my cheek. It had been there for almost a month and not gone away. It kinda looked like it would be a pimple because there was fluid in it but just blood would come out. I go to the derm and he said I needed a shot and some cream to make it go away. The doc said it was some kind of cystic acne but not like any I had ever seen. So this shot was horrible it was like the kind you get at the dentist. Took forever and burned like fire. I didnt get a sticker or balloon after either what a rip-off.

Our Labor Day weekend was a great one! Jeremy's aunt Debbie and her two daughters came up from Las Vegas. They are great house guests and always fun to be around. We took them to Training Table and went shopping. Which is funny that they like to shop in Utah and that is the only reason I like to go down to Vegas.

Jeremys grandma was in town from Reno for a double reception in Slc. It was great to see her, I love it when Owen has a chance to be around Great grandma's. They are the best!

I went to Swiss days out in Midway with my mom and sister and that was really hot and Owen was not having fun. I put him up on my shoulders when he got too tired to walk and that was a big mistake! My neck has been killing me ever since. I look like rainman walking around with a crooked neck. Sweet Janelle gave me an awesome neck rub but the pain came back the next morning. I hope i am not doomed to walk like this forever.

On Labor day my mom, sister and I went out to Trolley Square and a store called Tai Pan. We got some great Fall and Halloween things for decorating. That is my favorite time of year. Monday was super cold here like 60 degrees and i thought it was wonderful! It was funny to see people walking around with their winter coats on but i was loving it!

That night we had yet another family dinner with the Hamilton side. There was lots of yummy food and there were lots of kids for Owen to play with. Thanks to Bruce and Kate for hosting all of us!

It was nice to have our routine back this morning but sad when Jeremy went back to work. We get used to having him around on the weekends and then it feels like we dont see him again till the next weekend. He is such a hard worker for us.....I love him for that and all he does for our family!